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The Snack World Franchise Gets New Manga Adaptation

posted on by Anita Tai
Manga adaptation based on Level 5 game gets digital, physical serializations

The July issue of Shogakukan's Shōnen Sunday Super magazine launched the manga adaptation of Level 5's The Snack World game on Thursday. The artist for the series is sho.t. Prior to its magazine launch, the series debuted on Shonen Sunday's Webry website on April 28.

Based on the Nintendo 3DS/Android/iOS game, the manga follows a young boy, Chup, who sets out on a quest of revenge after his village is destroyed to make space for a large-scale leisure center.

The game and manga are part of the new Snack World franchise from Level 5. The "hyper casual fantasy" franchise is set in Snack World, a seemingly traditional fantasy world — except it has convenience stores, smartphones, and other elements of the modern world. Level 5 previously streamed the project's pilot film in both Japanese and English audio in 2015, and a short film similarly debuted alongside both the 2015 and 2016 Yōkai Watch films.

The Snack World - Trejarers Nintendo 3DS game will ship on July 13, and the iOS and Android versions of the game will arrive in December. The Nintendo 3DS game will have "Jara," a line of small items with embedded chips that Takara Tomy will sell with a "TreJara Box" (a pun on "treasure" and "Jara").

The franchise has a television anime that premiered on April 13. OLM Digital, Inc. is animating the series. A film is in the works that will open in TOHO theaters across Japan.

The Snack World is Level 5's fourth cross-media project after Inazuma Eleven, Little Battlers eXperience, and Yōkai Watch. The project also has a manga series by Fujiminosuke Yorozuya, which launched in Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine in December.

Level 5 head Akihiro Hino is serving as the project's chief director, and he also penned the original story concept and script.

Image via Comic Natalie

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